Emergency Medicine

Faculty List


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Adam Algren, M.D.
Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill; Childrens Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Medical Toxicologist/Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • EM Residency:  Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Fellowship (Medical Toxicology):  Emory University/CDC
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2005/2008 (Emergency Medicine/Medical Toxicology)

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Dr. Algren was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri.  He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and graduated in 2001.  He subsequently completed his emergency medicine residency at Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri Kansas City and was selected to serve as a chief resident.  Following residency he joined the faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Truman Medical Center/UMKC.  After working for 1 year he pursued fellowship training in medical toxicology at the Emory University/CDC program.  During his fellowship he also served as a clinical instructor in the Emory Department of Emergency Medicine.In 2007 Dr. Algren returned to Kansas City and joined the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at UMKC.  In addition to his clinical responsibilities as a staff physician in the emergency departments of Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital he provides medical toxicology consultations for Children’s Mercy Hospital.  Dr. Algren will also be serving as an Assistant Medical Director for the University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center.


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Angela Bogle, M.D.
Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Website Coordinator
  • Undergraduate School:  Luther College, Decorah, IA
  • Medical School:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • EM Residency:  Emory University
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2009

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Dr. Bogle was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, where most of her family still resides.  After graduating from Luther College in 1999, she moved to Minneapolis, MN to pursue a career in research.  She eventually returned to her true passion, and joined the class of 2005 at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  She then graduated from the Emory University Emergency Medicine Residency Program in June 2008, after which she joined the UMKC-Truman staff as full time faculty.In addition to working full time clinically, Dr. Bogle is serving as Website Director and is also a member of the Clinical Quality Control Committee.  Starting in July 2013, she has been elected to serve a 5 year term on the UMKC School of Medicine Council on Evaluation.  Since joining TMC in 2008, Dr. Bogle has been awarded the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Children’s Mercy Pediatric Fellows in 2009 and has been named “Attending of the Quarter” numerous times by the TMC ED staff.  Her interests include medical student, resident and EMS education, and her research interests are in improving the efficiency of our department while not sacrificing patient care.Outside of medicine, Dr. Bogle enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, daughter Jillian (3 yrs) and son, Beau (18 months).  She also enjoys attending concerts, traveling and just being outdoors.


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Michael R, Christian M.D.
Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill; Childrens Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Medical Toxicologist/ Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Columbia
  • EM Residency:  University of Chicago
  • Fellowship (Medical Toxicology):  The Toxikon Consortium, Chicago, IL
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2011

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Dr. Christian was born and raised in Blue Springs, Missouri. He attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Missouri- Columbia. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at The University of Chicago in 2010 and served as chief resident. After residency, he pursued a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at The Toxikon Consortium (Cook County Hospital, University of Illinois at Chicago, & Illinois Poison Center). During his fellowship, he also served as a clinical instructor of emergency medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.After finishing fellowship training, he joined the faculty at Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital as an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology in 2012. Dr. Christian works clinically as an emergency physician at both institutions, and performs medical toxicology consultations at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He also serves as a consultant for the University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center.Dr. Christian is married to his wife, Danelle, and they have two sons named Brock and Grant.


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Stefanie R. Ellison M.D.
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Associate Professor - UMKC School of Medicine Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Nebraska
  • Medical School:  University of Nebraska
  • EM Residency:  Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2001/2011

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Stefanie R. Ellison, M.D. is the Director of the UMKC Student Clerkship and the TMC Student Externship. She was born in Kansas, but spent most of her life in Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1993 and from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine in 1997. She graduated from our residency program in June 2000 and joined our faculty.Her research interests include medical communication and interpersonal skills, the sexual assault patient, and cardiovascular disease. She is currently focusing on acute care recognition and management curriculum development in undergraduate education. She is also working to integrate teaching and assessment of the ACGME core competencies in undergraduate medical education, specifically in the areas of communication and interpersonal skills and professionalism.  She has presented and is published in her curriculum for the clerkship and residency in the area of communication and interpersonal skills.  She is also active in implementing simulation in the clerkship.Dr. Ellison serves on the Council on Curriculum for the UMKC School of Medicine, the Emergency Physicians Advisory Board, and is on the board for the Emergency Physicians Foundation. She is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and the American Medical Association.Dr. Ellison received the Research in Medical Education (RIME) award for her poster presented at the Central Group on Educational Affairs conference in 2007, a letter of Recognition from the Drug Enforcement Agency for Project X-Out Lecture:  Ecstasy and Club Drugs in 2003, she was appointed Fellow of American College of Emergency Medicine October 2003, and received the New Faculty Teaching Scholar award from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, July 2001.Dr. Ellison stays busy at home with her husband, 3 beautiful daughters, and their dog, Max.  Her interests include:  anything her girls enjoy with attempts to exercise, golf, and garden in between.


Monica Gaddis, PhD
Assistant Professor UMKC School of MedicineDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Research Director
  • Undergraduate School: Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Graduate School:  Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

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Steven Go M.D.
Associate Professor - UMKC Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Emergency Medicine

EM Residency:  University of California, Los Angeles Center for the Health Sciences
Olive View/UCLA Medical Center

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Dr. Go received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. He completed a family medicine internship at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences and an emergency medicine residency at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences and Olive View Medical Center, where he served as a chief resident.Dr. Go joined the UMKC faculty in 1994.  He served as director of medical student education in the Department of Emergency Medicine for over a decade, creating one the highest rated clerkships in the medical school.  Many of the innovative concepts he pioneered are still in use today throughout the medical school.  He was appointed as the Assistant Dean for Medical Education in 2004 and was awarded a dual appointment to the Office of Medical Education and Research in 2006.  In this role, he spearheaded the integration of the ACGME competencies in the UMKC/TMC graduate medical education residencies and fellowships, which was completed in 2008.  In July 2009, he accepted a position at Children’s Mercy Hospital to aid in their efforts to integrate the ACGME competencies in their graduate medical education programs as well.Since 1998, Dr. Go has been serving actively with the National Board of Medical Examiners in various capacities including helping develop the new Computerized Case Simluation Exam.  His scholarly publications include such topics as evidence-based use of radiologic studies in the emergency department (ED), educational methodology in the ED, acute stroke, headache, dental emergencies, anaphylaxis, and ophthalmic emergencies.Dr. Go’s personal interests include performing as a professional magician, cooking healthy gourmet meals, running (to burn off the meals), collecting edged tools and fountain pens, restoring vintage pinball machines, rooting for UCLA and Kansas City sports teams, and playing European board games.Dr. Go has been a featured speaker at various emergency medicine conferences, both here and abroad.  He is well known for creating entertaining and informative presentations, with a fun, edgy sense of humor.In recognition of his teaching skills, Dr. Go was recently awarded the 2006-2007 Elmer F. Pierson Award for Outstanding Teaching by the UMKC Alumni Association and the 2007 Faculty Teaching Award by the UMKC Department of Emergency Medicine.


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Matthew C. Gratton, M.D.
Chairman & Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Undergraduate School:  Rockhurst College
  • Medical School:  Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • EM Residency:  Truman Medical Center/UMKC School of Medicine
  • ABEM Diplomate:  1984/1994/2004

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Biography

Dr. Gratton was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1979 and completed a transitional internship at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland in 1980. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Truman Medical Center in 1983 and has been board certified since 1984.

After completing several years of active duty service in the Navy, Dr Gratton returned to Truman where he focused on Emergency Medical Services (EMS.) From 1989 – 1993 he was the Medical Director for MAST, the Kansas City, Missouri public utility model ambulance service and from 1999 – 2004 and again from 2006 – 2007 was the EMS Medical Director for Kansas City, Missouri. During this tenure the KCMO EMS System was comprised of MAST (about 300 paramedics and EMTs) and the KCMO Fire Department (about 1,000 EMTs and First Responders).

Dr. Gratton was a member of the US Navy Reserve from 1976 through 2007 and served in several overseas locations. He had four recalls to active duty, including deployments to Bahrain in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. He retired from the Navy in the fall of 2007 as a Captain. Military awards include: Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Commendation Medal, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit and Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer Device.

Dr. Gratton was appointed Chair in August 2007. He has published numerous abstracts and articles on EMS related topics. He is an oral examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and just completed a term on the inaugural ABEM EMS Task Force, which developed the first EMS Subspecialty Examination. He is an editorial board member for Prehospital Emergency Care and an Associate Editor for Academic Emergency Medicine. Honors include: Staff Physician of the Year 1989, Mid-America Regional Council Emergency Physician of the Year 1992, Elmer Pierson Teaching Award (UMKC School of Medicine) 1993, Frank Mitchell EMS Physician of the Year (Missouri EMS Association) 2000 and numerous KCMO City Council Resolutions. Dr Gratton is the Immediate Past President of the TMC Medical Dental Staff, a member of the TMC Board of Directors and on the Board of Directors of University Physician Associates, the physician practice management group for TMC.

Research Interests

My research has focused on medicine in the out-of-hospital setting, specifically in the Kansas City, Missouri Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System. I am particularly interested in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and endotracheal intubation as well as “operational issues” such as accuracy of priority dispatch criteria and “time” related issues. At this time I am working primarily with the EMS Medical Director, Joseph Salomone, III, M.D. and the Associate EMS Medical Director, Ryan Jacobsen, M.D., EMT-P. We are continuing the work on cardiac arrest treatment and looking at why paramedics pronounce some cardiac arrest patients dead at the scene and treat and transport others. In addition we are looking at the out-of-hospital recognition of anaphylaxis.

Selected Publications

Gratton M, Garza A, Salomone III J, McElroy J, Shearer J. Ambulance Staging for Potentially Dangerous Scenes: Another Hidden Component of Response Time. Prehosp Emerg Care 2010; 14: 340-344

Garza A, Gratton MC, Salomone JA, Lindholm D, McElroy J, Archer R. Improved Patient Survival Using a Modified Resuscitation Protocol for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation 2009; 119: 2597-2605

Garza A, Gratton M, McElroy J, Lindholm D, Coontz D. Environmental Factors Encountered During Out-Of-Hospital Intubation Attempts. Prehospital Emergency Care 2008; 12(3): 286-289

Garza A, Gratton M, McElroy J, Lindholm D, Glass E: The Association of Dispatch Priority and Patient Acuity. Prehospital Emergency Care 2008. 2008; 12(1): 24-29.

Garza A, Algren A, Gratton M, Ma OJ: Populations at Risk for Intubation Nonattempt and Failure in the Prehospital Setting. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2005; 9(2):163-166

Garza A, Gratton M, Chen J, Carlson B: The accuracy of diagnosing cardiac arrest by EMS Dispatchers: the calling party effect. Acad Emerg Med 2003;10(9):955-960.

Gratton M, Ellison S, Hunt J, Ma OJ: Prospective determination of medical necessity for ambulance transport by paramedics. Prehospital Emergency Care 2003;7(4):466-469.

Garza A, Gratton M, Coontz D, Noble E, Ma OJ: Effect of paramedic experience on oral intubation success rates. Am J of Emerg Med 2003;25(3):251-256.

Campbell JP, Gratton MC, Salomone JA, Watson WA: Ambulance arrival to patient contact: the hidden component of prehospital response time intervals. Ann Emerg Med 1993;22:1254-1257.

Wilson B, Gratton MC, Overton J, Watson WA: Unexpected ALS procedures on non-emergency ambulance calls: the value of a single-tier system. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 1992;7:380-382.

Gratton MC, Bethke RA, Watson WA, Gaddis GM: Effect of standing orders on paramedic scene time for trauma patients. Ann Emerg Med 1991;20:1306-1309.


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Jeffrey Hackman M.D.
Associate Professor Truman Medical Centers
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • EM Residency:  Truman Medical Center/UMKC School of Medicine
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2005

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Jeffrey Hackman received his BA degree in biology and MD degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  After graduating from the emergency medicine residency program at UMKC/Truman, Jeff joined the faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine.  From 2004-2006 he served as the Associate Residency Program Director. Since 2006 he has been the Clinical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine.  He also works as the Chief Medical Information Officer for Truman Medical Centers.


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Jeremy Hampton, Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Undergraduate School:  Rockhurst University
  • Graduate School:  UMKC School of Pharmacy
  • Residency:  Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

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Dr. Hampton was born in Kansas City and raised in the small town of Cleveland, Missouri.  He attended undergraduate school at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, earning a Bachelors degree in science.  He then attended the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy, earning his degree as a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in 2007.  In his final year of pharmacy school, Dr. Hampton had the distinct honor of being selected to serve on the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) national Student Forum Executive Council.  He was also selected as a recipient of the prestigious ASHP Student Leadership Award, one that is awarded to only 4 students in each professional year of pharmacy school nationwide.  He subsequently completed his pharmacy practice residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and was selected to serve as a chief resident.Following residency, Dr. Hampton returned to Kansas City to join the faculty of the UMKC School of Pharmacy, becoming a full time Clinical Assistant Professor.  He also joined the Truman Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine where he works as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.


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Emily A, Hillman, MD
Assistant Professor Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Positions:  Assistant Program Director & Student Clerkship Director
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • EM Residency:  University of Missouri-Kansas City, Truman Medical Center
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2012

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I was born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas. I am a graduate of the UMKC 6-year combined BA/MD program. I did my residency training at UMKC/Truman Medical center and graduated in 2011. I worked for a year in community emergency medicine and I enjoyed the experience but I missed being at an academic center. I realized how much I enjoyed resident and medical student education. I became a full time faculty member with our residency program in the summer of 2012.

I am currently the assistant program director and student clerkship director. I am actively involved with our student interest group. I enjoy simulation education and I am presently involved with simulation research. I enjoy spending time with my husband, our daughter, and our 2 cocker spaniels.


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P. Charles Inboriboon, M.D.
Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill; Childrens Mercy Kansas CityDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Director of International Emergency Medicine Programs / Assistant Residency Program Director
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Medical School:  University of Illinois at Chicago
  • EM Residency:  University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Fellowship:  University of Rochester (International Emergency Medicine)
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2007
  • MPH:  University of Rochester, 2010

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Dr. Inboriboon was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He completed the combined BS/MD program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Subsequently, he completed his emergency medicine residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he served as chief resident. Following residency he completed a fellowship in international emergency medicine and obtained his masters in public health at the University of Rochester. During that time, he worked abroad in Thailand, India, Haiti, Kosovo, and Nicaragua. Following completion of his fellowship he stayed on as teaching faculty until he relocated to San Diego, where his wife pursued her fellowship training in Rheumatology. In 2012, he joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at UMKC where he serves as Director of International Emergency Medicine Programs and as part of the Residency Leadership. He works clinically at both Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital. His academic interests include medical education and technology, international emergency medicine systems development, and global health.


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Heather Isom, M.D., F.A.C.P
Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Medical Director, Fast Track
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • EM Residency:  Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • ABEM Diplomate:  1999/2009

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Dr. Isom was born in Houston, Missouri and grew up in Columbia, Missouri.  She attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, completing the BA/MD program in 1994.  She stayed at TMC/UMKC for her Emergency Medicine residency training and graduated in 1997.  She subsequently worked private practice emergency medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri.  She relocated to Augusta, Georgia in 2001 where she practiced in both the private as well as academic settings.  She was an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia from 2001-2006 where she realized her love of teaching clinical emergency medicine to residents.  She was also Medical Director of the Emergency Department at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta from 2004 until 2006.
In July 2006, she returned home to Kansas City to join the faculty at Truman Medical Center.  In October 2006, she was appointed as Medical Director of the Fast Track within the Emergency Department.


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Nicole Kibbee M.D.
Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Kansas
  • Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • EM Residency:  University of Cincinnati
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2013

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I am from Harveyville, Kansas. I am a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Sports Science. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree I attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. My interest in Emergency Medicine landed me in Cincinnati and I completed my EM training at the University of Cincinnati where I met my husband. Upon completion of our training we relocated to Baltimore for his fellowship. During this time I worked in the community setting.
My husband, Farshad, is one of the new trauma surgeons at Truman Medical Center. Outside of work I love spending as much time as possible with my husband (when he isn’t on call) and running after our one-year-old son, Corey. If that wasn’t enough, we have an incredibly energetic Vizsla who is constantly in destruction mode! We are excited to be here and look forward to being a part of a great hospital system.


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Jay Reich M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Assistant Professor - UMKC UMKC School of MedicineDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  EMS Medical Director
  • Undergraduate School:  Cornell University
  • Medical School:  New York Medical College
  • EM Residency:  Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Fellowship:  University of Pittsburg Medical Center

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Dr. Jay H. Reich is a board-certified Emergency Physician with over 25 years of involvement with EMS. Born and raised on Long Island, NY, he graduated from Cornell University in 1991 and New York Medical College in 1999. He then completed an emergency medicine residency at the Long he Island Jewish Medical Center. After working clinically for one year, Dr. Reich completed an Emergency Medical Services Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he also served as an Assistant EMS Medical Director for the City of Pittsburgh, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.Previously, Dr. Reich has served as the Associate Director of Emergency Management and Pre-hospital Care at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and the Associate Medical Director of the St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center’s Brooklyn/Queens Region EMS System. Additionally, he served the New York City Regional Medical Advisory Committee and its Medical Standards Sub-Committee for 10 years.He continues to be involved in many different aspects of pre-hospital care and disaster medicine. Currently, he is a Supervisory Medical Officer with a Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) as well as part of the Mobile Acute Care Strike Teams. He is also an active Site Reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).Dr. Reich will be serving as the EMS Medical Director for Kansas City, Missouri and the Kansas City Fire Department as well as EMS Section Chief for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.


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Mark Steele, M.D.
Professor - UMKC Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Chief Medical Officer
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • EM Residency:  Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • ABEM Diplomate:  1984/1994/2004

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Biography

Dr. Steele attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine’s combined 6-year medical program receiving his BA/MD degrees in 1980.  Dr. Steele has served on the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine/Truman Medical Center since his graduation from residency in 1983. He was named Vice Chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1987, Program Director in 1990, and in 1997 he was selected as Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine. In 2000, he was selected to be the first Chief Medical Officer for Truman Medical Center and became Associate Dean for Truman Medical Center Program at the UMKC School of Medicine and was promoted to full professor at the UMKC School of Medicine.  Dr. Steele is also board certified in Emergency Medicine.Academically, Dr. Steele has over 60 publications. His interests have been in the areas of infectious disease, wound care, circadian rhythms and shift work, and emergency medicine practice and work force issues.In 2002, Dr. Steele was named as one of Ingram’s Top Doctors of Kansas City. Other honors and awards include becoming a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1988, receiving the UMKC Alumni Achievement Award in 1990, induction as a faculty member into Alpha Omega Alpha society at the UMKC School of Medicine in 1992, receiving the UMKC Excellence in Medical Education Award in 1992 and in 2000, being the recipient of the UMKC School of Medicine E. Grey Dimond Take Wing Award.Dr. Steele’s professional memberships include the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), and the American Medical Association (AMA).  Dr. Steele serves as secretary-treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors, for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), as well as chair of the Test Administration Committee, chief examiner for the oral examination, and as an item writer.

Research Interests

Dr. Steele’s research interests are in the areas of infectious disease, wound care, circadian rhythms, shift work, emergency medicine practice and workforce issues. He has published works in these areas and has presented nationally as well.

Dr. Steele currently serves as a site investigator for the EMERGEncy ID NET. The EMERGEncy ID NET is an interdisciplinary, multicenter, emergency department-based network for research on emerging infectious diseases. It was established in cooperation with the National Center for Infectious Diseases, as part of the CDC’s strategy to expand and complement existing disease detection and control activities. The network is based at 11 university-affiliated, urban hospital emergency departments with more than 900,000 combined annual patient visits.  It also was developed to be a mechanism for rapidly responding to new infectious diseases or epidemics

Current research

Strategies using Off Patient Antibiotics for Methicillin Ressistant S. aureus (“STOP MRSA”) – a multi-center, phase III, randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Mark T. Steele, M.D., Principle site investigator.

Ultrasound FIRST (STOP MRSA sub-study). Mark T. Steele, M.D., Principle site investigator.
Prevalence and risk factors for community-associated Clostridium difficile-associated disease among patients in the emergency department, Mark T. Steele, M.D., Principle site-investigator.

Bacteriology of Acute Cuteaneous Cellulitis without Drainage using Conventional Culture and Molecular Identification of Skin Biopsy Specimens. Mark T. Steele, M.D., Principle site investigator.

Utilization of emergency departments for possible exposures to biological weapons. Mark T. Steele, M.D., Principle site investigator.

Prevalence and risk factors for community-associated methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections, Mark T. Steele, M.D., Principle site-investigator.

Grant Support

Strategies using Off Patient Antibiotics for Methicillin Ressistant S. aureus (“STOP MRSA”) – a multi-center, phase III, randomized, double-blind clinical trial. National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) / Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID). $1,363,370 funded 2007-2011. Principle site investigator.

Continuation of an “Emergency Department Emerging Infections Sentinel Network” Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Olive View – UCLA Medical Center. $9,000 funded 2010/2011. Principal site investigator.

Selected Publications

Moran GJ, Barrett TW, Mower WR, Krishnadasan A, Abrahamian F, Ong S, Nakase JY, Pinner RW, Kuehnert MJ, Jarvis WR, Talan DA for the EMERGEncy ID NET Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator). Decision Instrument for the Isolation of Pneumonia Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Tuberculosis Admitted through U.S. Emergency Departments.  Ann Emerg Med 2009:53(5):625-632.

Talan DA, Krishnadasan A, Abrahamian FM, Stamm WE, Moran GJ for the EMERGEncy ID NET Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator). Prevalence and risk factor analysis of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli infection among emergency department patients with pyelonephritis. Clin Infect Dis 2008. 47(9):1150-8.

Moran GJ, Barrett TW, Mower WR, Krishnadasan A, Abrahamian F, Ong S, Nakase JY, Pinner RW, Kuehnert MJ, Jarvis WR, Talan DA for the EMERGEncy ID NET Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator). Decision Instrument for the Isolation of Pneumonia Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Tuberculosis Admitted through U.S. Emergency Departments.  Ann Emerg Med 2008 (epublished).

Ong S, Nakasae J, Moran GJ, Karras DJ, Kuehnert MJ, Talan DA, for the EMERGEncy ID Net Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator) Antibiotic Use for Emergency Department Patients with Upper Respiratory Infections: Prescribing Practices, Patient Expectations, and Patient Satisfaction. Ann of Em Med 2007:50:213-220.

Steele MT, Ma OJ, Nakase J, Moran GJ, Mower, WR, Ong S, Krishnadasan A, for the EMERGEncy ID Net Study Group. Epidemiology of Animal Exposures Presenting to Emergency Departments. Acad Em Med 2007;14:398-403.

Moran GJ, Krishnadasan A, Gorwitz RJ, Fosheim GE, McDougal LK, Carey RB, Talan DA, the EMERGEncy ID Net Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator) Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Infections among Patients in the Emergency Department. N Engl J Med 2006;355:666-674.

Gonzales R, Camargo CA, MacKenzie T, Kersey AS, Maselli J, Levin SK, McCulloch CE, Metlay JP, and the IMPAACT Trial Investigators (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator). Antibiotic Treatment of Acute Respiratory Infections in Acute Care Settings. Acad Em Med 2006;13(3):288-294.

Talan D, Abrahamian F, Moran GH, Mower WR, Alagappan K, Tiffany BR, Pollack CV, Steele MT, Dunbar LM, Bajani MD, Weyant RS, and Ostroff SM. Tetanus immunity and physician compliance with Tetanus prophylaxis practices among emergency department patients presenting with wounds. Ann Emerg Med 2004;43(3):305-314.

Karras DJ, Ong S, Moran GH, Nakase J, Kuehnert MJ, Jarvix WR, Talan DA for the EMERGEncy ID Net Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator). Antibiotic use for emergency department patients with acute diarrhea: Prescribing practices, patient expectations, and patient satisfaction. Ann Emerg Med 2003;42(6):835-842.

Kwon N, Raven MC, Chiang WK, Moran GJ, Jui J, Carter RA, Goldfrank L, and the EMERGEncy ID Net Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator). Emergency Physicians’ Perspectives on Smallpox Vaccination. Acad Emerg Med 2003;10:599-605.

EMERGEncy ID Net Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator). Bacteriologic Analysis of Infected Human Bites. JAMA 2002 (submitted).

Mower WR, Biros MH, Talan DA, Moran GJ, Ong S, for the EMERGEncy ID Net Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator). Selective Tomographic Imaging of Patients with New-onset Seizure Disorders. Acad Emerg Med 2002;9:43-47.

Ong S, Moran GJ, Talan DA, Mower WR, Tsang VCW, Pinner RW and the EMERGEncy ID Net Study Group (Mark T. Steele, M.D., site investigator). Neurocysticercusis in Radiographically Imaged Seizure Patients in U.S. Emergency Departments. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2002;8:608-613.

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Amy Stubbs, M.D.
Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Associate Residency Program Director
  • Undergraduate School:  Kansas State University
  • Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • EM Residency:   Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2007

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Dr. Stubbs was born and raised in Wichita, KS. She attended Kansas State University and received a B.S. in Nutritition. She then attended University of Kansas School of Medicine, but continues to be a KSU fan. She completed her EM residency at University of Missouri-Kansas City where she was also a chief resident.Upon completion of her residency, she stayed on at UMKC as an EM attending. Dr. Stubbs areas of interest include residency education, ultrasound, and critical care medicine. Her husband, Jason, is a Nephrology attending at KU Medical Center.


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Srikala Subramanian M.D.
Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Director
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • EM Residency:  University of Louisville
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2007

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I was born and brought up in Carthage, MO.  I attended college and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School.  After my fourth year of college I decided to take a year off and participate in asthma research at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, CO.  When I returned I finished school and was accepted to attend residency at The University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.  I became Chief Resident my third year and came to enjoy the aspects of teaching and mentoring students and residents.  I then decided to return to my Alma Mater and pursue my interests in education.  In July 2006 I became the Associate Program Director and take direct part in resident education.  After a 3 year stint I decided to step down from this position in 2009.  I am currently the SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) medical director.


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Christine Sullivan M.D.
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine Truman Medical Centers, UMKC School of MedicineDepartment of Emergency Medicine Work Phone: (816) 404-1536
  • Dept Position: Residency Program Director
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • EM Residency:  Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • ABEM Diplomate: 1990/1999/2009

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Areas of Expertise

  • Program Administration
  • Strategic Planning and Development for Educational Programs
  • Competency-based Evaluation and Remediation

Biography

Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of the UMKC 6-year combined BA/MD program. Upon completion of residency training at UMKC/Truman Medical Center she worked in a community setting in Overland Park, Kansas (a Kansas City suburb). She returned to UMKC/TMC in 2003 and was appointed residency director in July 2004.Dr. Sullivan serves on the Graduate Medical Education Council, Faculty Development Committee, and Initial Academic Appointment and Physician Promotion Committee for the School of Medicine. In community practice she was actively involved in implementing trauma care at her hospital and received advanced training and practice experience in hyperbaric medicine.

Dr. Sullivan returned to TMC to pursue her love of teaching and focus on academics. She offers the residents a unique perspective based on her community experience. She considers her appointment as residency director an honor and a responsibility. Her research interests are focused on education: including teaching and assessing the core competencies, educational outcomes, and patient safety, especially transitions in care. She has presented and published in the areas of Communication and Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism.She was appointed as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM) in 2011 to serve a six year term. Dr. Sullivan feels that this national committee work assists the residency training program at UMKC/TMC by understanding accreditation requirements and the future direction of graduate medical education. She is an elected Missouri ACEP Councillor and can therefore share with the residents the current issues that are of concern to practicing emergency medicine physicians.Dr. Sullivan received the Faculty Teaching Award for 2004 and the School of Medicine’s Alumni Achievement Award for 2007.


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Paul Ganss
Clinical Assistant Professor - UMKC UMKC School of MedicineEmergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  EMS Education Program Director
  • Undergraduate School:  Sienna Heights University, Adrian, Michigan, 2004
  • Graduate School:  University of Maryland, 2006

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Paul Ganss is the EMS Education Program Director, and Manager of the Youngblood Medical Skills Laboratory. Paul is a Nationally-certified Paramedic, graduating from the Paramedic program at the Medical College of Ohio in 1980. His experience includes working as a field paramedic in both public and private EMS operations as well as with volunteer fire and EMS agencies. He has worked in the emergency department environment, and has several years of experience in critical care transport. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Paul came to Kansas City to manage the Education Department for MAST Ambulance in 2008. During his time at MAST, he directed the Paramedic education program, and participated in forming the affiliation between the MAST Paramedic program and the UMKC School of Medicine. In 2010, Paul came to the School of Medicine to manage the Youngblood Medical Skills Laboratory, and helped to establish Pre-hospital education programs within the School. Paul has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety from Siena Heights University, and a Master of Science in Emergency Health Services from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is also a Nationally-certified Emergency Medical Services Educator. Paul’s wife Cathy is a nurse practitioner in Fast Track at the TMC Hospital Hill Emergency Department. They reside in Blue Springs, Missouri with their Black lab, Vador.

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Ryan Jacobsen M.D., EMT-P
Part Time Assistant Professor UMKC School of MedicineDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  EMS Medical Director, Johnson County, Kansas
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Iowa/University of Kansas
  • Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • EM Residency:  Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2010

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Dr. Jacobsen was born in Council Bluffs, IA. He attended the University of Iowa where he became a paramedic. After working full-time as a paramedic for several years he finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine after which he completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at UMKC/Truman Medical Center, where he served as chief resident.After residency Dr. Jacobsen joined the faculty at UMKC/Truman Medical Center where he is Associate EMS Medical Director for emergency medical services in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Jacobsen has interests in EMS, resuscitation research and resident and EMS education.Dr. Jacobsen is married to his wife Cynthia who is an ER nurse and they have two young daughters named Isabella and Anna.


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Jordana Kaban D.O.
Part time Assistant Professor Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Undergraduate School:  Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Medical School:  Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ
  • EM Residency:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship:  North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2009

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Dr Kaban was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her BS degree in 2000 from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She then attended medical school at Midwestern University- AZCOM, in Glendale, Arizona, graduating in 2005.She returned to New York City for her Emergency Medicine residency, which she completed in 2008, at Beth Israel Medical Center. Following, she pursued an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship at North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset, NY), and spent the next year working there as an attending physician and as part of the emergency ultrasound faculty.In 2010 she moved to KC with her husband who had a military commitment and was assigned to an Army base in this region. That year she joined the faculty at Truman Medical Center and became the emergency ultrasound director for the department.


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Sajid Khan, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor - UMKC Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • EM Residency:  University of Missouri-Kansas City/Truman Medical Center
  • ABEM Diplomate:  2009

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Dr. Khan was born in New Jersey but has spent the most important parts of his life in Kansas. After attending medical school in Kansas City, he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at UMKC and has stayed on as a part time staff at Truman ever since. He divides his time between working in community hospitals and working with residents and students at Truman to try to bring a unique perspective to patient care. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, spending time with his wife, watching action movies, spending time with his wife, and attending U2 concerts.


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Ted Sibley M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor - UMKC UMKC School of MedicineDepartment of Emergency Medicine
  • Dept Position:  Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Minnesota
  • Medical School:  University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • EM Residency:  UMKC School of Medicine / Truman Medical Center
  • ABEM Diplomate: 2013

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I am originally from the Minneapolis area and completed both of my undergraduate (BS in Biology) and medical degree (MD) at the University of Minnesota (2009). During my time in school I worked as both a Pharmacy Technician and Nursing Assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis. I was also able to contribute to current research and treatment for Toxic Shock Syndrome and Bacterial Endocarditis while working for the University of Minnesota Microbiology and Cell Biology Departments as a Graduate Research Assistant.I completed my training at UMKC/Truman Medical Centers in 2012 and am currently working full time at the Truman Medical Centers Lakewood campus. I have also been able to continue my interest in International Medicine over this past year and have recently become the Medical Director of Medical Ministry International Amazon Division which covers the Western portion of the Amazon and is based out of Leticia, Colombia. I have been able to travel on medical teams to Belize, Honduras, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Uganda, and Ethiopia. My wife and I have also had the pleasure of adopting our three sons internationally, two from Colombia and one from Ethiopia.